UCSF Programming Workshop: Beginning R or Python

Course Overview

This event, brought to you by the UCSF Library Data Science Initiative and UCSF Institute for Computational Health Sciences, is an example-driven two-day workshop that introduces the basics of R or Python, Git, and the Unix Shell. Short tutorials alternate with hands-on practical exercises, and participants are encouraged both to help one another, and to try applying what they have learned to their own research problems during and between sessions.



This two-day workshop will run May 20-21, 9am-5pm each day. We will be running two concurrent bootcamps meaning both workshops are happening at the same time and you should register for either the R workshop or the Python workshop. Only sign up for one workshop. The schedule generally follows the format:

Day 1

Day 2


Registration Info

You must have a valid UCSF email address to register. Participants should bring their own laptop to work on. This should be a "real" laptop - not a Chromebook, tablet, etc. You should also be sure to have admin privileges on this computer.

Please note that we cannot give refunds. If you register and can no longer attend feel free to give your ticket to a friend or colleague.

Register at: 



  • Only sign up for one session. The R and Python sessions are happening at the same time and you cannot attend both.
  • Register using your UCSF email address.

Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 9:00am to 5:00pm

Mission Hall, Room 1406/1407
550 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94158

Event Type

Class/Info Session


Students, Postdocs, Faculty, Staff


Mission Bay


r, programming, python, Data Science Initiative, UCSF Institute for Computational Health Sciences






UCSF Library

Contact Info



Event Registration Required

This event requires registration.